Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

Looking for Summer Solution. (Instant S&R)

Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

Looking for Summer Solution. (Instant S&R)

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S Our daughter has partial trisomy 13 which has resulted in a speech and motor delay and some developmental delay. Both my husband and I work full-time. Our daughter has spent her summers in a neighborhood daycare center since kindergarten, but this August she will turn 13 years old and will age out of the center. It would not be a healthy situation for her to stay home by herself all summer, as she is unable to speak (in an emergency) and wouldn't have the strength or agility in her hands to unlock the doors and get out if she needs to.

I am thinking of putting an advertisement in the nearby university newspaper for a companion, maybe a student of special education, who would stay with her on weekdays in the summer and on school holidays.

I would be interested in hearing what other parents in our situation have done or are doing for their adolescents with special needs. I would also be interested in hearing from college students who are studying special education as to whether or not this would be considered an attractive educational opportunity for a student. …

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